Moorcrofts were pleased to act for Atlantic Productions, the leading UK independent television and film producer, in setting up a new 3D production company, Colossus Productions Ltd, in conjunction with BSkyB. Adrian Phillips led the Moorcrofts team. Colossus Productions will develop original 3D films and programming for both UK and international audiences. The co-investment with Atlantic follows on from Sky’s commitment earlier this year to increase its annual investment in original UK programming to £600 million a year by 2014.
Adrian Phillips led the Moorcrofts team in acting for the shareholders of GT Independent Financial Advisors Ltd on their recent sale to Merchant Securities, the AIM listed financial services group. Tim Wall of GT Independent Financial Advisers said: “I would like to express my thanks to Adrian and the team at Moorcrofts who acted in a very personable and professional way at all times . . . I look forward to working with them again on a future occasion.”
Moorcrofts LLP were delighted to act on the acquisition of Zavanna Associates for its client NBI Human Capital Limited. Zavanna is a Hong Kong company and Moorcrofts worked in conjunction with Oldham, Li and Nie on this cross border acquisition.
Moorcrofts recently acted for the shareholders of Golf Environmental Limited, specialists in the design and construction of golf courses, sports facilities and specific restoration projects related to redundant landfills and quarry sites, on the sale of their Company to Keltbray Limited, one of the UK’s largest specialist demolition and civil engineering contractors. Founders David Badham and David Coussell will continue to work with the newly named Keltbray Golf Environmental Limited.
Teri Hunter was delighted to act for Swiss private equity firm Enex Group SA on its acquisition of global aviation and airworthiness specialist Avisa Aviation Safety Systems Limited. Enex Group SA is a private equity firm focused on acquiring and supporting the development of entrepreneurial companies.
Barry Maytum acted for Now Motor Retailing Limited, one of the most successful London Vauxhall franchises, in the acquisition of another site and franchise when it acquired the business and assets of Lange (West End) Limited.
We are pleased to announce that we have advised Oxford Capital Partners in 2010 in relation to their growth capital investments into Site Intelligence Limited, Handmade Mobile Entertainment Limited and MirriAd Limited. Oxford Capital is a highly regarded and well established specialist investment firm focused on growth capital, investing across three super-growth sectors – sustainability, healthcare, and communications.
Moorcrofts acted for insurance brokers and financial services specialists MRIB Limited in respect of the acquisition of insurance broker J N Dobbin plc.
Teri Hunter acted for the founders of Handheld PCs Limited, an O2 partner UK mobile operator with a number of business apps for mobile devices, including hand-e-pix, the hosted photo-cataloguing and storage application, in respect of their sale to Timico Limited, an independent internet service provider supplying business strength IP solutions.